Ms. Quinn's debut effort is amazing!!! This story is perfect blending of historical detail, suspense, and romance. The end result...an enthralling read with larger than life characters and a very sweet romance.
Lord Brand Risande is known as "The Passionate" he loves life, and revels in it. But, a betrayal cuts him deep. The woman that he loved is caught with another man, but not just any man, a man that Brand calls friend. He gave his heart away once, he won't do it again. Even when he is commanded to marry Lady Brynna in order to avoid more bloodshed. But, what this tough knight doesn't realize is that Brynna knows him, and has loved him since she first set eyes upon him swimming in a lake a year earlier. Will this tough lady be able to scale the walls around his heart?
Brynna can't believe that her father lost a battle and that her home is going to the winner. She is shocked when her merman shows up with his brother and Duke William of Normandy. Despite her plans on avoiding marriage to the barbarian she can't help but be drawn to this wounded knight. She has feelings for him that she can't ignore. She has decided that anything worth having is worth fighting for. Brand is worth the pain...even when Colette the lady that hurt Brand shows up looking for a safe haven. Will they find a happy ending or will the plottings of royality conspire to keep these lovers apart?
This was a well written romance with amazing chemistry between our main characters. Secondary characters such as Dante, Brand's brother and Duke William of Normandy are wonderful additions to this romance. I truly look forward with great anticipation for the next book "Lord of Temptation" which, is Dante's story. In the meantime I highly recommend this debut effort. Ms. Quinn is going to be a shining star in the future I'm sure.